You’re about to bring a new life into the world!
And before your baby is even born, manufacturers and retailers will already be trying to win your brand loyalty. You may see a beautiful baby, but they see a new a brand-new consumer.
So do what any smart new parent would do and get as much free stuff as you possibly can.
How Can I Get Free Baby Stuff?
A stroller, bouncy seat, car seat, diapers, pacifiers, onesies, bibs … and that’s just the start of the list. You’ve got to set up a nursery, pay for childcare, and even start saving for college. There are so many things you need to take care of and think about when you have a baby.
That’s why it can make sense to register at more than one place. Some places might offer a bigger and better variety of strollers, while others offer baby clothes too cute to pass up.
Even better, most retailers will offer special welcome boxes to anyone who registers there—which is where the free baby stuff comes into play. Specifics vary by location, but you can expect items such as a blanket, pacifier, lotion, wipes, baby shampoo, and a onesie from Amazon. Target, meanwhile, offers freebies like bottles, diapers, and pacifiers.
On top of the free stuff, almost all retailers will offer coupons as well. Keep in mind, too, that many retailers offer “completion discounts,” which typically means you’ll get around 15 percent off of any items that didn’t get purchased off your registry.
Lastly, it pays to take the time to join rewards clubs and e-newsletters. You certainly won’t want to pay full price on the thousands of diapers you’ll be using, not to mention all of the sippy cups, wipes, and countless other products you’ll need.
While we’re on the topic, here’s a way to save money on toys. You won’t need all of the baby stuff forever, but music lessons, cell phones, and even college lie ahead, so it’s smart to start now and save whenever and wherever you can.
Need More Storage Space?
At StorageMart, we know how a baby can take over your heart, but also your home. If you need extra space to store gear, we can help. All of our units can be rented on a month-to-month basis and are always clean and well-lit. Need more info? Check out our storage unit guide or rent a unit online today.